BIRCH BAY WATERSHED & AQUATIC RESOURCES MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
The Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) District was created in response to community concerns about water quality, flooding, and loss of aquatic habitat in the Birch Bay Watershed. BBWARM’s stormwater program focuses on protecting water quality and reducing stormwater impacts. Explore our website to learn more about what BBWARM is doing and how you can get involved.
Advisory Committee Meeting:
The next meeting of the BBWARM Advisory Committee will be held via Zoom on January 19th from 6-8pm. Special topics for this meeting include the Semiahmoo Drive Stormwater Improvements Project public meeting and a presentation about our 2021 Landowner Stewardship Program accomplishments. The general public is invited to join us, and a public comment period will be held at the beginning of the meeting. You can find the 2022 meeting schedule, documents, and Zoom link on the BBWARM Advisory Committee page.
Rebates Available for Barn Gutters and Outlet System
Whatcom Flooding Declared a Major Disaster
President Biden declared a major disaster in Washington State on Jan. 5, 2022, and ordered federal assistance to help the communities recovering from the historic floods in November 2021. The President’s declaration will make federal funding available to Whatcom County, the Lummi Nation, and Nooksack Indian Tribe after the devastating floods and landslides. Individual Assistance and Hazard Mitigation funding will supplement local recovery efforts from the worst natural disaster since Whatcom County was established in 1864.
Place Your Order for the Native Plant Sale!
Are you making a resolution for 2022? We can all do something to help our local wildlife populations, especially our pollinators. Native plants attract a variety of beneficial species by providing diverse habitats and food sources. Setting aside even a small section of your yard to be used as habitat can make a big difference for the birds and bees!
Share Your Flood Damage Photos of Public Infrastructure
Do you have flood damage photos of public infrastructure like roads, bridges, culverts, etc.? Would you be willing to share them with Whatcom County Public Works? Please email your photos with a description to MO@whatcomcounty.us.
Watershed Watchers Kits Available Now!
The Birch Bay Watershed Watchers are excited to announce that kits are now available to check out at the Birch Bay Visitor Information Center! Do you know a street, park, or portion of beach that could use a little extra love? If so, we want to hear from you! It's the wet season, so we are looking for individuals, community groups, and businesses to adopt portions of the community and commit to keep them free of garbage, debris and other contaminants. The kits are supplied with lawn signs, safety vests, trash pickers, garbage bags, gloves, and storm drain markers. For more information, please contact Kendall Burke via email: KEBurke@co.whatcom.wa.us or call 360-778-6298.